Over a year ago a painful condition in my head prevented me...

Over a year ago a painful condition in my head prevented me from continuing in any normal activities, which at that time included two part-time jobs, family commitments, and serving as Second Reader in our branch church.

A Christian Science practitioner and I acknowledged together that the problem was not physical, but involved a false belief that a mortal could be overcome with personal responsibilities, capable of being separated from God.

I learned lessons day by day. First, I needed to heed the Bible command "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10). Next, with increasing joy, I felt a growing sense of humility and wholeheartedly embraced it. Finally, and with some embarrassment, I realized the Psalmist had assured that "God is our refuge and strength" (Ps. 46:1); he hadn't mentioned my name anywhere! The feeling of responsibility I had been rigidly, albeit unwittingly, holding for some months was gone.

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Testimony of Healing
I've always liked to run; it has made me feel so free
May 1, 1995

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